By Sar A. Levitan, Garth L. Mangum, Stephen L. Mangum
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I could never know enough about those institutions! No matter how diligently I looked, no matter how deeply I investigated, the kind but stern professor was suspicious. The message was: ''your search is good, but never be satisfied. " he would ask. " He would then teach me to broaden my perspective, to remember that problems need solution, and Page 2 that problems and their solutions are not one dimensional. I marveled at his ability to identify public policy options and to translate these principles into proposed legislation and administrative action.
James J. Heckman 323 16 Employment and Unemployment Statistics Revisited Markley Roberts 343 17 The Prospects for Arbitration in the Nonunion Sector Trevor Bain 357 Sar A. Levitan Bibliography, 19501994 371 Index 399 Page 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Stephen Mangum I carry numerous reflections on Sar A. Levitan, two of which I share here. My earliest memories of Sar are from the mid-1960s when I was about ten years old. I loved to visit the National Geographic Society exhibits with my brother, who was two years younger than I.
The volume opens with an overview of Sar's life and accomplishments. Written by Garth Mangum, who knew Sar better than perhaps any one other than Sar's wife Brita and their longtime friends Seymour and Ethel Brandwein, the life described is a remarkable one. Affectionately titled "The Secular Rabbi," the chapter chronicles a life centered on public policy and built on a unwavering belief that humankind is basically and inherently good, and that all can rise to accomplishment and prosperity given adequate opportunity and reasonable incentive.